We create blueprints designed to reflect your landscape goals, functional needs and aesthetics, while working with the land’s specific characteristics and patterns.
Growing Inspired works with you to bring your dreams to reality, to create a welcoming and nurturing landscape that invites you to spend more time outside, with outdoor living areas for play and relaxation. Our designs, based in Permaculture, create landscapes that regenerate not only you, but the landscape and ecology, through capturing water and providing wildlife habitat.
We start with a consultation to define your project’s goals and needs. From there we can provide an overall landscape design and a detailed planting plan. Our landscape plans are unique to your site, and plants are chosen for their suitability to the Okanagan climate, and to provide year-round interest.
- Create an ornamental or edible landscape
- Incorporate low-water plants and grasses
- Integrate outdoor living areas with an edible forest garden and utility areas
- Plan for your property to be more resilient to the changing climate by capturing or re-directing rainwater and soaking it into the landscape
Invest in your health by growing quality food that has a positive effect on your health and wellbeing.
Our Process- 4 Steps to your Garden Paradise
1) Consultation > 2) Concept > 3) Final Landscape Plan > 4) Installation
Consultation for a regenerative landscape plan: At our first meeting, we will go through your landscape together, discuss your objectives, budget, and your likes and dislikes, assess the soil, take basic measurements and identify natural elements.
Concept Design: After the consultation, we will review the initial concept ideas, take your feedback and refine the concept.
Final Landscape Plan: After approval of the initial concept, we will produce a detailed, to-scale, landscape plan to fit your budget. This includes plant specifications, planting locations and quantities, dimensions, specific materials for permanent structures (pathways, garden beds, retaining walls, and rain-water catchment areas), features such as pergolas and seating areas, plus maintenance guidance.
Installation: We work with qualified eco-landscapers and irrigation experts who care for our clients and the earth, to deliver you a high-quality and long-lasting landscape. Based in our knowledge of soil science, we recommend using only the best local compost and mulch materials – high in organic matter to enrich your soil, as well as locally-sourced and sustainable materials such as stone, wood and long-lasting hardware for raised beds.
In addition to edibles, our other plant recommendations include native and drought-tolerant, Xeriscape plants that can withstand the extremes of the Okanagan climate and need minimal water and maintenance.
We recommend plants and eco-lawns that can be maintained naturally with organic amendments and natural fertilizers, without any chemicals or pesticides.